Competency exam ordered for woman in charged, accused of stabbing 12-year-old girl in Kenosha

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KENOSHA — Kenosha police say a 12-year-old girl was the victim of a stabbing that happened on Sunday, July 10th.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. near 39th Avenue and 88th Street.

Police say the 12-year-old girl was stabbed twice in the back with a large kitchen knife inside a home by a suspect who then fled the scene.

Officers located the suspect, still armed with the knife, on the property of Jeffery Elementary School. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the knife. The suspect dropped the knife and was taken into custody by officers.

No students or staff of Jeffery Elementary School were present at the time.

The suspect was charged Monday, July 11th. She is Jennifer Hernandez of Kenosha — and she is now facing the following charges:

  • Attempted first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon
  • Burglary of a building or dwelling
  • Aggravated battery, use of a dangerous weapon

Hernandez made her initial appearance in court on Monday. A competency hearing was scheduled for July 26th.

Cash bond was set at $250,000.

Hernandez has been ordered to have no contact with the victim.

After the stabbing, the 12-year-old girl was transported to Kenosha Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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